French Designers Demo World’s First Tattoo by an Industrial Robot

Published by , August 8, 2016 3:54 am

(DailyMail) A team of French designers has revealed the ‘world’s first tattoo by an industrial robot.’ Footage of the event shows the yellow mechanical arm carving a neat spiral into a volunteer’s leg, as he sits tightly strapped to a chair.
The project was led by French designers Pierre Emm and Johan da Silveria through a residency at the Autodesk Pier 9 workshop in the San Francisco Bay. Sponsored by Autodesk’s Artist in Residence program, the team set out to set out to showcase the talents of industrial robots in a new light, using Fusion 360 to build a custom end effector for a robotic arm.

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